ISO has issued ISO 50001, a new standard for energy management systems that aims to help organisations establish systems and processes to improve their energy performance, including efficiency and consumption. It will of course be of particular interest to facilities management organisations who will undoubtedly be asked to manage facilities to ISO 50o01
Firmly aligned with ISO 9001 and 14001, the standard is based on the well proven Plan Do Check Act Deming cycle of continuous improvement.
Plan : conduct an energy review and establish baseline energy performance indicators (EnPIs), objectives, targets and action plans
Do : implement the energy management action plans.
Check : monitor and measure processes and the key characteristics of its operations that determine energy performance against the energy policy and objectives and report the results.
Act : take actions to continually improve energy performance and the EnMS.
ISO have issued a brochure providing back ground information to the standard